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Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em



Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Ben Yu Bags Day 1 Chip Lead in Hunt for Fifth Bracelet In Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

benlysne • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

The final event of the 2021 World of Series of Poker didn't disappoint with Day 1 of Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em attracting 531 entries to generate a $2,449,000 prize pool. Only 80 players made the money for at least a min-cash of $8,061 with 30 of those players returning for Day 2 to battle it out for a top place prize of $511,184 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Ben Yu is in the driver's seat for his fifth WSOP bracelet after bagging the chip lead with 2,515,000 in chips with Uri Reichenstein (2,070,000), George Wolff (1,7770,000), Shaun Deeb (1,680,000) and Matyas Kende (1,635,000) rounding out the top five players heading into Tuesday's final day.

$5,000 8-Handed NLHE Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Ben YuUnited States2,515,00063
2Uri ReichensteinIsrael2,070,00052
3George WolffUnited States1,770,00044
4Shaun DeebUnited States1,680,00042
5Matyas KendeHungary1,635,00041
6Ramon ColillasSpain1,500,00038
7Danny WongUnited States1,330,00033
8Justin LibertoUnited States1,285,00032
9Clayton MaguireUnited States1,100,00028
10Alexandre ReardFrance1,048,00026

A few notables cashed but could not find a bag including the likes of Brock Wilson, Dominik Nitsche, Phil Hellmuth, Andrew Kelsall, and Martin Jacobson.

Among those hitting the rail before the money in the final event of the 2021 WSOP included POY leader Josh Arieh, 2021 Main Event Champion Koray Aldemir, Chance Kornuth, Benny Glaser, and Rainer Kempe.

Players will return on Tuesday, November 23 at 2 p.m. local time to battle it out for the WSOP gold bracelet. The tournament will resume at Level 23 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 with a big blind ante of 40,000.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the rest of the 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team

Tags: Alexandre ReardAndrew KelsallBen YuBenny GlaserBrock WilsonChance KornuthClayton MaguireDanny WongDominik NitscheGeorge WolffJosh AriehJustin LibertoKoray AldemirMartin JacobsonPhil HellmuthRainer KempeRamon ColillasShaun DeebUri Reichenstein

Day 2 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Amazon4051Joao VieiraPortugal600,00015
Amazon4052Shintaro BabaJapan370,0009
Amazon4054George WolffUnited States1,770,00044
Amazon4055Edgardo RosarioPuerto Rico370,0009
Amazon4056Jan SteinUnited States95,0002
Amazon4057Shaun DeebUnited States1,680,00042
Amazon4058Uri ReichensteinIsrael2,070,00052
Amazon4061Huy NguyenUnited States555,00014
Amazon4062Clayton MaguireUnited States1,100,00028
Amazon4063Niko KoopGermany805,00020
Amazon4064Ramon ColillasSpain1,500,00038
Amazon4065Ben YuUnited States2,515,00063
Amazon4066Danny WongUnited States1,330,00033
Amazon4067Daniel VargasUnited States365,0009
Amazon4068Paul HoeferGermany500,00013
Amazon4141Matyas KendeHungary1,635,00041
Amazon4142Ryan SnyderCanada840,00021
Amazon4143Arjun GuptaCanada585,00015
Amazon4144Rui BouquetPortugal305,0008
Amazon4145Felipe RamosBrazil800,00020
Amazon4146Justin LibertoUnited States1,285,00032
Amazon4147Alexandre ReardFrance1,048,00026
Amazon4148Punnat PunsriThailand535,00013
Amazon4222Justin YoungUnited States290,0007
Amazon4223Z SteinUnited States755,00019
Amazon4224Will BerryUnited States1,025,00026
Amazon4225Ren LinUnited States330,0008
Amazon4226Boris KolevBulgaria1,000,00025
Amazon4227Lee MarkholtUnited States285,0007
Amazon4228Brian YoonUnited States225,0006

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 2,515,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 2,070,000
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 1,770,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,680,000
Matyas Kende HU
Matyas Kende
HU 1,635,000
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
es 1,500,000
Danny Wong us
Danny Wong
us 1,330,000
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 1,285,000
Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 1,100,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 1,048,000
Will Berry us
Will Berry
us 1,025,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 1,000,000
Ryan Snyder ca
Ryan Snyder
ca 840,000 -60,000
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 805,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 800,000
Z Stein us
Z Stein
us 755,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 600,000
Arjun Gupta CA
Arjun Gupta
CA 585,000 415,000
Huy Nguyen us
Huy Nguyen
us 555,000
Punnat Punsri th
Punnat Punsri
th 535,000
Paul Hoefer de
Paul Hoefer
de 500,000
Shintaro Baba jp
Shintaro Baba
jp 370,000
Edgardo Rosario us
Edgardo Rosario
us 370,000
Daniel Vargas us
Daniel Vargas
us 365,000
Ren Lin cn
Ren Lin
cn 330,000

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Players Bagging Chips

benlysne • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Players are bagging chips as the tournament play has concluded for the night. Stay tuned for the end-of-the-day chip counts and the Day 1 recap of the final event of the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Yu with Aces

benlysne • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Justin Lapka shoved all-in for his tournament life for about 300,000 into a pot of about 350,000 on a board reading {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Ben Yu called with {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} to score the knockout with a pair of aces.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 2,200,000 1,450,000
Justin Lapka us
Justin Lapka
us Busted

Tags: Ben Yu

Three More Hands

LiamGannon • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

With 10 minutes left on the clock, the floor has announced there will only be three hands dealt. The players will bag up and return tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Margets Dusted

LiamGannon • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Leo Margets
Leo Margets

The action was picked up with cards on their backs and three players all-in and at risk.

Ren Lin: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Leo Margets: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Jason Brazeau: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs} with no improvement coming to either Margets or Brazeau. Lin tripled up and Brazeau took down the small side pot to eliminate Margets.

Ren Lin cn
Ren Lin
cn 1,100,000 1,100,000
Jason Brazeau
Jason Brazeau
80,000 -450,000
Leo Margets es
Leo Margets
es Busted

Tags: Jason BrazeauLeo MargetsRen Lin